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TOO AFFECTIONATE FOR MAYOR.
8PENT MUCH FCR EVEROIDERY.
Dignified Official Dislikes Being
Hugged in the Dark by Bruin.
When dosing time came In tlic rlty
ball the oilier afternoon Mayor
Charles II. French coughed lmpres
nlvel.v, indicating a proper degree of
tatlsfactlon with the dignified prog
ret8 ol hi:) administration, closed Ills
roll top desk with u latin, permitted the
messenger to adjust his overcoat and
present Ms hat, and then trod forth
to meel his fellow townsmen, says a
Concord (N. J.) dispatch to the New
York Herald. Instead of going out the
front door cf the city hall, however,
Mayor French took a short cut that
led through a dark hallway past the
back entrance of a theater.
While the mayor In the city hall was
throwing off the shackled of official
cure a 'wrestling hear In the theater
was busy throwing (nT the shackles of
a more material nature, and as the
mayor put on his overcoat the hear
shed Kb leather collar. So It came
about that as the mayor entered the
dark hallway at one end, the hear en
tered It at (mother. The mayor has
a great respect for bears, but this
bear had no respect at nil for mayors.
In the daikness the mayor felt a
powerful detaining force laid upon his
"Sir," he said. In chilly tones, "If
you have? business wbh me, you may
call at my ofllce In the morning."
"Prgr-r," was the unpleasantly
"My man" began the mayor, hut
he stopped flight there, for a furry arm
wrag thrown about his neck, and a
rough tongue made n demonstration,
which, If It was Intended for a kindly
sulute, failed utterly of its purpose
with the mayor.
"lie' go!" commanded the mayor, but
his companion showed no disposition
to yield to harsh commands. The mayor
bad other resources, lie struck out so
savagely with his free hand, and with
uch painful precision, that the bear,
smitten on the nose, loosed Its bold
and fell back a step.
Content with this temporary victory,
the mayor sped agilely back over the
route he had just traversed, shouting:
"Hear! Hear!" nt every jump. In cor
roboration of bis alarm, the bear gal
Joped along behind, bound not to be do
serted by his new friend. The mayor
was the first to reach an open door,
through which he sped just In time to
be able to close It In the face of his
The bear wag led hack Into captiv
ity by the theater employes.
Bast Wrapping for Butter.
The use of aluminum paper with
which to wrap batter la said to pre
serve the sweetness of the butter for
a wry long period.
Only Simple Justice.
Women must have their wills while
they live, because they make none
when they die. Proverb.
Laying Up Treasure.
No man lays up treasure In heaves
VDtll be quits dodging taxes on earth.
' Justice vs. Iniquity.
It Is joy to the jnst to do judgment;
trat destruction shall be to the work
rs of Iniquity. Proverbs 21:15.
Where the Disgrace Lies.
Disgrace is not in the punishment,
bat In the crime. Allied.
The Greedy Caterpillar.
The caterpillar each month eats food
weighing 6.000 times Its own weight.
It's a Rare Pleasure
Napolecn I. Had Cct!y Coronation
Robe and Thrcr.e.
To trade at a grocery store that carries a stock of all the delicacies
that the world furnishes, in addition to the regular lines. We
pride ourselves upon the fact that we carry as fine a line of table
delicacies as the big metropolitan stores and you will find the
prices lower. Our rent is lower, our taxes are lower, every ex
pense is lower and your patrons are given the benefit. Our old
patrons know this and are universally satisfied customers. But
we can handle more business, and you are cordially invited to
call and get acquainted with' our stock and our manner of doing
business. We feel sure that you'll be another satisfied customer.
A full line of seasonable "green stuffs."
PLATTS MOUTH, NEBRASKA.
An old Parisian firm which deals In
embroideries and supplied artistic
needlework to the court of Louis XVI
Is Ftill in possession cf the accounts
of former centuries, and an inspection
of these books teveals some Interest
ing facts. Napoleon I. was economical
as compared with the Empress Jose
phine, but his bills were considerable.
The embroidery on his coronation
f ; robe cost 10,500 francs, and an em-
broidered coat cost 3,500. This coat
became too small for him after he had
worn it a year, and he ordered pieces
of cloth to be inserted at the seams
and covered with embroidery.
The bill for the first Napoleon's
throne amounted to 53,970 francs.
The outer drapery of' purple velvet
trimmed with gold lace cost 10,200
francs. The red velvet panels were
Itrewn with embroidered golden bees
at five francs apiece. The Inner
Jrapery of blue satin, with gold lace,
was 9.C0O francs, and the gold em
broidered strlnes for the inner trlm-
t j ming cost S',500 francs. The eni-
' broidery on the blue velvet cushion
cost 3,020 francs, and the foot cushion
1,200. In addition there were .1,050
bees embroidered on the panels of the
canopy at a cost of 5,2$0 francs.
Work of Bees.
Three hundred billion bees made
enough honey during last year to fill
a train of cars long enough to reach
from New York to HufTalo. At the
low wholesale rate of ten cents a
pound it was worth $25,000,000, and if
the 700,000 bee keepers of the country
had worked as industriously and skill
fully as did the bees, the weight of the
output would have been three times
as great and the value $75,000,000.
In one year the beehives sent to
market a product worth nearly as
much as the barley crop, three times
as much as the buckwheat crop, $(,-
Rats' Cold Weather Retreat.
Many animals snuggle together for
warmth In bitter weather as the
squirrels nnd the rats. Those who go
ratting In hedges and dells In the win
ter know they may try a dozen freshly-used
burrows without finding a rat
when suddenly from a single hole
the rats will come pouring out in, a
stream of frenzied fur. Twenty or
more rats will be together In one
They are clever enough to block up
a hole on the windward side to keep
out the draught so that when a rat
tole Is noted, newly stopped with soil,
turnip leaves or grass, here is ulmost
certain indication that rats are with
lu. Like the iqulrrels they store torn)
for winter and the keeper may Arid
it more difficult to secure his potatoes
from frost than from the attack of
the most numerous of his furred foes.
The Phonograph In China.
American phonograph companies do
R big business in Chlnn. The most
famous Chinese bands nnd palace sing
ers are engaged, to make records. They
are brought from all parts of the em
pire to the three record-making cen
ters Peking, Shanghai and Hongkong.
Here the apparatus for making the
master records Is set up and the re
cording done under the direction of an
expert. A record popular in the north
of China seldom is popular In the
HANGMAN WAS ALSO SURGEON.
Furniture That Pleases
Until 1C0 Years Ago Executioners
Were Permitted to Practice.
Two or three centuries ago execu
tioners not Infrequently performed
surgical operations, says the Hritlsn
Medical Journal. This seems to have
been particularly the case In Denmark.
July 24, 1579, a license was issued by
Frederick II. to Anders Frelmut, exe
cutioner of Copenhagen, granting him
the right to set bones and treat old
wounds; he was expressly forbidden
to meddle with recent wounds. In 1609
It Is recorded In the municipal
archives of Copenhagen Jhnt Caspar,
the hangman, had received four rigs
dalers for the cure of two sick children
in the Infirmary. In 1638 Christian IV.
summoned the executioner of Gluek
stadt in Holsteln to examine the dis
eased foot of the crown prince. In a
letter addressed to Ole Worm, a lead
ing Danish physician of the day, Henry
Koster, physician in-ordinary to the
king, complains bitterly of the slight
thus put upon him. He says that for
two whole months the hangman, "who
Is as fit to treat the case as an ass
Is to play the lyre," had the case in
hand and the doctor was not asked
his advice. . . . Again, in 1681,
Christian V. gave a fee of 200 rigs
dalers to the Copenhagen hangman
for curing the leg of a page. In 1732.
Hergen, an executioner In Norway, was
authorized by royal decree to practice
BURIAL VAULTS OF CEMENT.
Old Winter with his reign of ice ami snow will
soon be gone. Those chilly blasts will be a thins of the
past. Spring with its new demands will soon be here,
and you will need some new furniture. Our line is re
plete with up-to-date, designs and patterns, which ore
sure to please, and at prices, which are sure to appeal
to the prudent buyer. See our display, wc are glad to
show the goods and quote you prices.
STREIGHT & STREICHT
Method cf Entombing the Dead Which
Will Resist Decay.
The manufacture of concrete burial
vaults Is becoming quite a large indtis
ii y in various western states, says
Cement Age, New York. At Joptin.
.Mo., there has been organized a com
pany which operates a large plant. In
the manufacture of concrete burial
vaults a full body of steel re-enforcement
is set up within a solid mold at
an exact center of the cement which
strengthens the vault at every point.
Steel thus protected Is everlasting. It
cannot rust and collapse with time, as
such vaults must which are made en
tirely of steel. The vault Is made ab
solutely waterproof by the addition of
a waterproof compound which is In
itially mixed with the cement. The
vaults remain In the molds for three
to five days until thoroughly si t, arter
which they are allowed to sea en
about thirty days. A trip to the ce.ne
tery shows the vault lowered in the
grave, followed by the lowering of the
casket and the putting mi cf the va.i!'
lid, which snugly fits upon the vault.
A mixture of pure cement and water
proofing Is then poured into the space
bctwien the vault and the lid, makitr
the vault and lid practically one solid
At Lawrence, Kan., there Is another
company engtited in the same line o!
ork. This concern has been con
ducting some interesting tests of (heir
Kven up to the early years of the! cement vaults. In one Instance tht
nineteenth century this extraordinary vault was Immersed in a tank of watei
association of surgery with the last i to demonstrate that it cmHd withst:.!ir!
penalty of the law continued. Erik j any amount of pressure. The vault.
Peterson, who was appointed public' which Is made entirely of cement, is
executioner at Trondhjem in 1796, ' constructed in two j a:ts. Instsd o
served as surgeon to an infantry regi- fitting the cover on the top of the
inent In the war with Sweden, nnd re- vault and then sealing it, the vault fits
tired In 1SH with the rank of surgeon- dow n over a cement slab. Win u the
major. Frederick I. of Prussia chose1 vault Is lowered over the casket. It is.
The Forgotten Dramatist.
Is It not strange, remembering th
"boom" that followed his introduction
to English audiences, that Ibsen al
ready is so entirely "laid on the i
shelf?" How Is It that Ibsen lovers
and the "curious" cannot, In the whole
year round, see a cycle of his plays j
performed in London? Era.
000,000 greater than the rye crop, and
nearly $9,000,000 greater than the rice
crop. All the the rice and buckwheat
grown on an aggregated area of
2,126 1-3 square miles did not rench to
the value of the honey by $151,259.
To appreciate these results, one
must necessarily strive also to appre
ciate the number of Insects at work.
That is rather difficult, for 300,000,000,
000 stretches a long way beyond intel
ligent human comprehension. The
human mind doesn't work well In any
thing mathematically greater than
Where Panama Hate Are Made.
Panama hats are made in Columbia,
Peru, and Ecuador, but never In Pana
ma. The value of a Panama hat la
chiefly the cost of the labor expended
In making It, for the value of the raw
mater'al never exceeds 25 cents, and
averages less than 13 cents.
Secretive British Diplomacy.
The secrecy of diplomacy is carried
to much greater lengths In England
'han in most European countries. Not
only are statements in parliament few
er, but they are much less frank than
they are In (lei tunny or In France.
Small Scale Love.
Dr. Tierce Underbill, whose book on
divorce nnd marriage Is to appear next
month !n Indianapolis, delivered a lec
ture on divorce recently in a fashion
able Indianapolis church.
Extravagance," be began, "is one
of the big causes of divorce. My cons
in. a bank clerk, married a pretty
girl nnd took her home to a nice little
flat. P.nt she frowned and bit her lip.
"'Oh, Jack,' she said, 'I can't live
In a tiny flat like this!"
"'You don't love me when you say
that, darling,' said my cousin.
" 'Oh, yes I do, but not on such s
small scale.' "
! his favorite hangman, Coblenz, to be .
! his physiclan-ln-ordinary. It might bo
j suspected that this peculiar eoniliina-;
of course, filled with air. The vault It
self Is molded or made in one ulrtUht
piece, open only at the bottom which
tion of functions had its origin in a I tits down over a cement slab. A per-
I satirical view of the art of healing;
! but in the records we have quoted we
j can trace nothing of the kind. Per
j haps the executioner drove a trade in
i human fat and other things supposed
i to possess marvelous healing proper-
tics; he may thus have come to he
; credited wit ti skill In healing, though; ter can never rise in the vault. A
! ,m' association surely represents tho j piece of glass is fitted into the tup of
.lowest degree to which the surgeon the casket, so that spectators can look
.in cer iniien in putillc esteem and ,down into the vault and see that
fectly tight space from which the air
' aunot descend or escape Is formed.
The water, when riylng to a levtl with
the bottom of the vault, will ba
checked by air, which Is now firmly
Incased by the vault on sides and top
and the water on the bottom, and wa-
The quiet plodder, If he Is loyal f.nd
conscientious and sincere, overtakes
the talkative bluffer. He Is more do
pendabK because his judgment li
sounder. He Is quicker bemuse he has
less to undo. He proves his worth b
bis work Men's Wear.
Cause of Baldness.
After considerable jocularity the
pair turned to the pearlypatcd
stranger and one said:
"My friend nnd I have been discuss
ing the cause of baldness, but we can't
seem to agree. Would you mind tell
In? us what yon regard as the real
cause of baldness?"
The stranger wheeled about, eyed
his questioners fiercely and snorted:
For Hot Fires Get Egenber
gcr's Coal !
Sure satisfaction every time you lijrht a lire if on
top of the kindling is ebony fuel from our yards.
It's heat and light giving and 'slate-free when it
leaves the mines, screened and cleaned agrdn here
and served to you full weight and with celerity of
delivery. Order any way that suits you. Both
J. V. EGENBERGER
Choosing a Vocation.
It Is very certain that no man Is fit
for everything; but It Is almost cer
tain, too, that there Is scarcely any
one man who Is not fit for something,
which something nature plainly points
out to him by giving him tendency and
propensity to it. I look upon com
mon sense to he to the mind what
conscience is to the heart the faith
ful and constant monitor of what Is
right or wrong. And I am convinced
that no man commits either a crime or
i folly but against the manifest and
sensible representations of the one or
the other. Every man finds In himself,
either from nature or education for
they are hard to distinguish a pe.
eiillar bent and disposition to some
everything is as dry as it was when it
was put In.
WAS NOT GREATLY IMPRESSED.
Visitor's Speech Dealt with Frankly
by Youthful Critic.
Princess Lwoff Parhighy, the Hun
garian painter, was asked In Philadel
phia to address a women's club on
portrait painting a subject that
would have much interest, for the
artist has done portraits of the kaiser,
the czar and others celebrltlcb.
Hut she declined to deliver the ad
dress. "I cannot speak impromptu," she
ald, "and what is uite wearisome
than a speech read from nctt?
A friend of mine once spoke before
particular character; and his 8t,R. elasa of whoolc-blWren on llitriiture.
pllng against It Is the fruitless nnd
crullers labor of Sisyphus. Let him
follow and cultivate that vocation; he
will succeed In it. and he considerable
In 0'ie way at le.;.st; whereas. If he
departs from It, he will, at bst, be In
.imsiileiaHo, probably tldlculous.
Lord Clnsterfleld. !
She had snenl a week writing the
speech. he read it to the little ones,
as she hoped, with great success.
"Hut the next (lay she heard that a
boy, on being inked by his mother
what had happened at the school, re
plied can lessly :
"'Oh, nothing much, exapt a lady
talked to beihelf on a piece if paur.'
Headquarters Ilr Spatildiwfs Athletic Guuh,
Base Mils, Hats. G lores, Mitts,
JA.vw, etc., this season at
Hcrold Book & Slationcry Store
Buy Spaulding's Base Ball Goods. There is
none none "just as good." Beware of the
"just as good" dealer who makes "appear
ance" first and "quality" secondary, and of
fers the customer the "just as good" article
when Spauldings are asked for.
Full Line of Fishing Tackle.
Frtsh shipment of Red Band Brand Candies
just received from New York. See window
display of these 20 cent candies which we are
selling at 12 cents a pound.
Read all the latest copyright $1.50 books for
10 and 15 cents. New arrivals, "The' Round
Up," "Serventin ihelloueo." "Lewis' Rand "
"The Man in Lower 12," "The Bronze Bell',
"The Yoke," "The Music Master," "54-40 or
Fight," "Red Mouse," "The Missioner." Be
sides about 200 other books of recent popular
fiction for rent at 10 and 15 cents a week.
Herold Book & Stationery Store
One Doer West of Fangor's.
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